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Ms. Nora Wu

Co-Chair, CBSI Advisory Board

Former Vice Chairwoman and Global Human Capital Leader

Pricewaterhouse Coopers International Ltd

Biography

 

Nora Wu is the former Vice Chairwoman and Global Human Capital Leader for PricewaterhouseCoopers International Ltd. As the first woman from Asia to hold this global leadership role in the company’s 165-year history, Nora was responsible for driving and leading the human capital vision and strategy for the firm’s global network of 230,00 people in 157 countries. She retired from this role in 2016. Prior to this role, Nora served on the Global Board for PwC International Ltd. Throughout her career, she has assumed various leadership role throughout the PwC network. She was the Asia Pacific Human Capital Leader and a member of the PwC Asia Pacific Executive Team. Nora was also the PwC China Lead Partner for the Shanghai practice and Central China Markets Leader. Nora has 28 years of cross-industry business, talent and government consulting experience. In her various leadership capacities, she has advised corporate clients ranging from small companies to large multinational corporations in areas such as cross board investment, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, corporate restructuring, capital market and talent strategies. Nora is a strong advocate for women’s leadership and issues of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Nora has served on the PwC Global Diversity Leadership Committee, initiated the annual PwC Women in Business Leadership Roundtable in Shanghai and was a member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai’s Women’s Executive Network. In 2016 she was named onto the Financial Times UPstanding Leader’s List of the Top 100 Ethnic-Minority Executives in the U.S. and U.K. Nora remains passionate about mentoring and giving back to her communities. She completed a Fellow program at the Stanford Distinguished Career Institute in December 2018. She currently serves as a trustee member for the University of San Francisco, is also an independent director for JD Logistics and Meditrina, as well as Invincikids, a Silicon Valley Non-Profit Organization focus on applying technology to relieve pain for children . Nora continues her role as a senior advisor to PwC Hong Kong and China.